Get Glowing Winter Skin
There is no doubt about it – Winter and dull, dry, itchy skin seem to go hand in hand. The lower humidity and wind tend to dry out your skin, leaving it lacklustre and dull. If you add to this the lower cell turnover of more mature skin, you may think you face an uphill battle to get and keep glowing skin over Winter. Fortunately with the plethora of hydrating, brightening and radiance giving beauty products available this is not the case. It is relatively simple to get and keep a Spring-worthy glow over the colder months. Whether you prefer Skincare or Makeup (or both), some of our favourite products for a Winter glow, starting with Skincare, then moving onto Makeup, are:
Retreatment Botanics Instant Glow Face Mask
With her trademark gorgeous dewy skin, Olivia Newton-John knows a bit about glowing skin, and she has put this knowledge to good use in the new all-natural cruelty-free Retreatment Botanics Instant Glow Face Mask. Developed by Olivia Newton-John and the Gaia Retreat Spa Specialists, the nutrient-rich Instant Glow Mask, with Kakadu Plum, Kale, Fruit Acids and Green Papaya Enzymes provides instant radiance, visibly brightening and renewing, helping to reveal smoother, more glowing skin. I used this mask last week, and my skin was glowing so much after just one use my son asked me why I was wearing makeup – I wasn’t, it’s that good! 75ml RRP $65.00. Retreatment Botanics is Certified Cruelty-Free & Vegan, is Certified Palm Oil Free, and proudly supports the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia, which provides world leading research, education and treatment for people with cancer.
Synergie Skin SupremaC+
With a synergistic complex of Vitamin C, Mandelic and Ferulic Acid, Synergie Skin SupremaC+ is your new best friend in the quest for youthful, balanced and radiant skin. SupremaC+ delivers stable ethyl ascorbic to target skin cells with the powerful yet gentle antioxidant-rich serum which helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Farewell dull lacklustre skin and revive skin for optimal radiance and hydration. 30ml RRP $115.00.
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Pure Gold Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream
The optical diffusers in the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Pure Gold Luxury Lift & Firm Prism Cream have a prismatic effect that instantly scatters light, which helps diminish the appearance of skin imperfections to create a flawless, lit-from-within, glow on your skin. The pure 24 karat gold imparts an opulent, radiant glow, locking in moisture and helping to keep skin firm by maintaining natural collagen in your skin, while the colloidal gold helps visibly lift, firm, and restore lost elasticity, so it really benefits and suits mature skin. I’ve been wearing this on days when I want to go makeup free, and the illumination of my skin is just divine – I look like I’ve had a week away, and feel about 5 years younger! 50ml RRP $60.00.
Skin Republic Wild Hydrate + Glow Vitamin C Parrot Printed Face Mask Sheet
We’ve long been fans of Korean Sheet Masks – so easy to use, and so good for your skin. Skin Republic, has just taken masking fun to a whole ‘nother level with the launch of its WILD printed sheet mask range (yes that’s right – Printed. Animal. Sheet. Masks). Bring out your sense of fun, and give your skin a gorgeous glow with the Parrot Hydrate + Glow Printed Face Mask Sheet. Revive, brighten and say hello to a new level of radiance with this Vitamin C infused, ultra-hydrating mask, which works to reduce redness and achieve a healthy, toned complexion. Single use mask RRP $7.99. Also available Koala Hydrating Mask with Hyaluronic Acid, Kangaroo Youth Boost Mask, Tasmanian Devil Spot + Oil Control Mask, Panda Purifying Charcoal & Green Tea Mask, and Tiger Spot Clear Tea Tree Mask. Why not make a girls night in, with a few wines, nibblies and a mask get-together – after all, serious skincare can be fun.
A’kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C
Improve your skin’s overall tone and texture with the wonders of Rosehip Oil combined with the brightening powers of Vitamin C. Designed to combat the high level of stress and damage caused to skin throughout the Summer sun months, this highly concentrated facial oil of Rosehip, Vitamin C and Macadamia works just as well over Winter, helping to reduce the visible signs of ageing, sun damage, pigmentation, age spots and uneven skin tone. With a gorgeous lightweight, non-greasy and fast absorbing texture this oil will have your skin glowing in no time. 20ml RRP $29.95.
Andalou Naturals CannaCell Glow Mask
No longer taboo, hemp has been the recipient of some well earned health and skincare buzz over recent times. Hemp stem cells, organic hemp seed oil and pure plant essential oils are all key ingredients in the 100% vegan and cruelty-free Andalou Naturals CannaCell Glow Mask. These super powered antioxidants can help to counteract free radicals, pollution and premature ageing. The exfoliating botanical jelly enzyme mask gently dissolves surface skin cells, to reveal your glowing skin beneath. 50g RRP $22.99.
kotia Hydrating Day Cream SPF15
From our friends across the ditch, the cruelty-free kotia Hydrating Day Cream delivers deep hydration, along with SPF15, to help keep your skin hydrated and glowing over Winter. The formula helps to even out and balance your complexion, whilst also helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and the visible signs of ageing, so it’s really good for mature skin. Suitable for all skin types, the fast-absorbing day cream helps to fight oxidative stress, protecting your skin from pollution and free radical harm, leaving it soft, smooth and dewy. 50ml RRP $60.00.
Burt’s Bees BB Cream
The 98.9% natural Burt’s Bees BB Cream, with SPF 15 is a one step routine that provides moisture, UV protection and a hint of coverage all in a gorgeous light, natural formula. The Cream provides 9 benefits including giving a smooth, even appearance to your skin tone, helping to visibly firm and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so it’s great for mature skin. With natural ingredients from the noni plant, known for its antioxidant-rich moisturising properties, as well as mineral pigments, Burt’s Bees BB Cream helps to moisturise smooth and perfect your skin, for an illuminating glow. Available in 2 shades. 48.1g RRP $29.99.
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
The cult-favourite Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder has been providing a gorgeous glow for years, and is a best-seller for a reason. Suitable for skin of all ages (good news for those of us over 40), the micro-fine, high-impact, and light-reflective powder gives your skin shimmering highlights and a gorgeous glow all year round, (and it is also ideal for strobing). The sleek mirrored compact means you can take your glow wherever you go, and touch up throughout the day. We love, love, love this highlighter. Available in 5 shades – our favourite, the gorgeous Bronze Glow (pictured), Pink Glow, Moon Glow, Sunset Glow and Afternoon Glow. 8g RRP $80.00.
Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense SPF25
Formulated with dermatology-inspired skincare ingredients, so you know it’s going to be good for your skin, the Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense tinted glow delivers a radiant, healthy-looking complexion, with their six flexible shades. Use a single layer to give a soft glow in Winter, or build for a deeper glow in Spring and Summer. The clever shade finder even matches your perfect shade when you upload a photo on their website. I’ve been using this as an alternative to foundations over Winter – my skin looks radiant with a soft healthy glow. 50ml RRP $89.00.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer
You’ll think you’ve hit an endless summer with this super-luxurious powder bronzer. The cult-favourite Bronzer has been updated this season with with eye-catching metallic rose gold-colored accents to give any skin a gorgeous glow. The smooth, oil-free powder gives face, shoulders and décolletage a seductive bronzed look. Available in 4 shades. RRP $65.00. Pair the Bronzer with the Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche (pictured with the Bronzer), and it’s notes of Tiare Flower along with creamy coconut and the radiant warmth of amber, sandalwood and vanilla, will have you feeling like Summer is here already (well almost). 50ml RRP $95.00. Also available in 100ml size.
Designer Brands Get Glowing Pressed Mineral Bronzer
Our favourite highlighter last Summer was a Designer Brands one, and it might just be the same this season! Get and keep an effortless summer glow all year round without stepping foot in the sun (so you can use it over Winter too)! With its creamy & super blendable formula, the Designer Brands Get Glowing Bronzer applies effortlessly over liquid or powder foundation to give your complexion instant warmth and definition. The Bronzer is infused with Aloe Vera to soothe, Q10 to help boost collagen production, and Vitamin A & E to nourish. The bronzer is available in 2 matte (Barcelona Bronze (pictured) & Tahiti Tan) and 1 shimmer shade (Miami Heat), so you can glow your way. 9g RRP $12.99.
There you have our tips, tricks and products to help you achieve gorgeous glowing skin over Winter (and another tip, they’ll keep you glowing year round). Do you use any of these products? Do you use something else? Let us know in the comments below.